The British Dental Journal

The BDJ aims to inform readers of ideas, opinions, developments and key issues in dentistry - clinical, practical and scientific - to spark interest, debate and discussion.


  • BDJ and BDA logos alongside new role vacancies

    Are you interested in working with the BDJ? Two vacancies are now open for applications: 1) BDJ Editor; 2) Editor-in-Chief of the BDJ Portfolio. Apply now!

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    Our new Big Impact Collection is out! The very best of the BDJ - the most cited, accessed and shared articles from the last 12 months!

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    From AI to the sound of dentistry, this updated collection of letters reflects opinion, news and diverse views across a broad range of topical issues in dentistry.

British Dental Journal is a Transformative Journal; authors can publish using the traditional publishing route OR via immediate gold Open Access.

Our Open Access option complies with funder and institutional requirements.


Caries progression


Caries is still ubiquitous yet far too often ignored in clinical, public and policy debates. This Collection develops the discussion and includes the articles from the Caries Focus Issue together with other recent papers from the BDJ.


BDJ Jobs

Science jobs

  • Dentist/ Dentist with Special interest/ Private Dentist/ Cosmetic Dentist/ Dental Specialist

    State-of-the-art multidisciplinary practice. Fully equipped and built to the highest possible standard. Great income potential and client base.


    Banning Dental

  • Associate Dentist

    Associate dentist F/P time, required for a very modern, non-corporate family-orientated NHS practice.

    Southampton, Hampshire

    Vital Family Dental Care

  • Associate Dentist

    Full-Time/Part-Time Associate - Independent / Private -well-established independently owned six surgery practice

    TS19 9JW, Stockton-on-Tees

    Roseworth Dental Centre

  • Fully Private Full or Part-time Associate Dentist - FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY

    Full or part-time associate positions at two private practices. Excellent earning potential with massive local demand for treatment. Established list.

    Woodbridge and Leiston, Suffolk

    Leiston Dental Care

  • Associate Dentist

    NHS & PRIVATE ASSOCIATES / FOUR OAKS / BIRMINGHAM / SUTTON COLDFIELD, Established, iTero Scanners, Part Time and Full Time Available

    Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands

    DP Group